Model Railroad Newsletter October, 2011

Welcome to the October issue of the SMARTT  Newsletter.

As fall begins, the shop floor is filled with layouts including a popular new HO project that we touch on below. We’re also in the development phase on other layout projects, in particular another large and impressive HO empire, and of the course, our big O-scale masterpiece is moving along nicely.

This past month, our Facebook albums have featured more photos of originally toy-like MTH and Lionel operating accessories being transformed into realistic, near scale vignettes. Scroll down to the Workbench column below, and we’ll give you a look into a more detailed build than the accessory repaint we presented last month.

Raymond Potter
Scale Models, Arts, & Technologies, Inc.



Hitting the Floor . . .

We promised you’d hear it here first. SMARTT  is recreating the classic and well known HO track plan, the Atlas Central Midland, done the ‘SMARTT’  way.

The Atlas Central Midland plan was originally designed by John Armstrong for Atlas’ plan book. Now we are applying our own inimitable style to this popular design. That means it is a little larger and features high speed curved turnouts with broader curves. Benchwork is open grid, with all framing and sub roadbeds cut on a CNC router table from ¾” cabinet grade plywood. Lots of elevations, lots of hidden staging track, integrated risers, and much more. We’ll be documenting this build along the way with photos, video, and time-lapse photography. Watch this space and our Facebook and Twitter sites for updates.

Keep an eye out! But for a first look, take a glance at our “Picture” of the Month, below!

This month's Picture of the Month isn't a picture at all, but a video. We talk a lot about the process of creating layouts, but it has been hard to show how we do it, until now. Here is a Time-lapse video of the first day's assembly of the SMARTT Atlas Central Midland's first module (of 2).

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Raymond G. Potter
Director of Creative Services
Scale Models, Arts, & Technologies, Inc.

(P) 305-949-1706

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